The Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act provides for two categories of registration, effective from 1 September 2010: Full Registration and Provisional Registration.
A teacher is granted Full Registration if the Board is satisfied the applicant meets the requirements for Full Registration under section 30 of the Act. A fully registered teacher is appropriately qualified, is a fit and proper person, has met the requirements for professional experience and currency of practice and has demonstrated competence to teach against the Professional Standards for Competent Teachers in the Northern Territory.
A person is granted Provisional Registration if the Board is satisfied the person does not have the prescribed professional experience and currency of practice for Full Registration but is otherwise eligible for Full Registration under section 30 of the Act. To meet the currency of practice requirements, teachers must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 180 days of teaching experience in the previous 5 years.
The Board meets at least 9 times per year to consider applications for registration, see the Board meeting page for details. The TRB Director is empowered by the Act to issue interim certificates of registration between Board meetings. An Interim Certificate of Registration is a document issued to a person that will allow them to teach up until the next Board meeting without being in breach of the Act. It is not a category of registration but is often referred to as 'interim registration'.
An applicant for registration may apply to the Director for the issue of an Interim Certificate of Registration. If the application is in order and the Director reasonably believes the Board is likely to grant registration to the applicant, the Director may issue an Interim Certificate of Registration.
Please note that Interim Certificates of Registration are not issued to applicants applying under the Mutual Recognition Principle.